This is from a collection of eco-friendly, fair trade, hand-loomed Thai silks that I purchased from the owner of a wonderful small company that specializes in decorative items for the home. She travels to small villages in Thailand to bring back these exquisite silks, and over the years has accumulated quite a diverse collection! I hope you will enjoy and appreciate these cloths which are produced by artisans using ancient weaving traditions. The silk worms are raised by the villagers and the silk is hand-spun, hand-dyed and either handwoven or with the help of a weaving machine.
This one is a silk ikat, yarn-dyed, not printed, with an intricate stripey ikat design that has a pretty edging along each selvedge. The colors are reds, wine and citrine tones (PANTONE 19-2014, 18-1658, 13-0947, approx.). It has the crispness and weight of a dupioni or shantung and is hand-loomed. Perfect for home decor, tailored suits or jackets, etc. (To find out more about this product and its care, click here.) There are 7.5 yards available.